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EPL: Odegaard strike secures much-needed win for Arsenal



A Martin Odegaard free-kick secured Arsenal a 1-0 win against Burnley in the Premier League at Turf Moor on Saturday.

The three points represent a much-needed boost for the north London club, who move up from 17th to 12th in the table.

Burnley started the game well and contained Arsenal and limited them to few forward passes and even fewer shots.

The home side could have taken the lead when a long ball fell to Ashley Barnes in the Arsenal box but was nicked off his toe before he could apply the final flourish.

It was a heavy challenge by Ashley Barnes on Bukayo Saka with the Burnley defence scrambling that allowed Odegaard to spot-up the ball 25 yards out and whisk a free-kick that swirled and dipped past Nick Pope.

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Burnley had a penalty overturned by VAR after Matej Vydra broke clear and looked to have been felled by Aaron Ramsdale.

There was minimal contact, if any, but the decision reinvigorated Burnley. New signing Maxwel Cornet lit up the Burnley attack for the last half hour to provide a point of optimism, but even with his help Arsenal stood firm until the final whistle.

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